ArtsWestchester recently appointed three new board members – Tom DeCaro, Alan J. Isenstadt and Eon S. Nichols, each of whom will serve a three-year term.
As President of Benchmark Title Agency LLC. in White Plains, Tom DeCaro brings 40 years of experience to his new role at ArtsWestchester. Throughout his career, DeCaro has shared his talents as an active member of the Business Council of Westchester, the Westchester County Association and many other community organizations that help the county to thrive. He has been a friend and supporter of ArtsWestchester for more than 25 years and his business and political skills will be a valuable asset to the organization.
Alan J. Isenstadt is Senior Vice President, Regional Manager at KeyBank and manages a seven-person team between New York and Philadelphia in the commercial real estate market.His long career in banking includes every facet of real estate financing, such as credit origination and portfolio management.Isenstadt, who is also an expert relationship builder, brings his own professional experience to the organization’s board, but he also brings KeyBank’s longstanding support of ArtsWestchester’s programs that benefit underserved youth and build better communities.
As a partner at Cuddy & Feder, Eon S. Nichols specializes in real estate transactions, financing and commercial lending.His experience in public finance, working with non-profit organizations and for-profit companies, will be an added benefit to ArtsWestchester.Nichols has been recognized with Business Council of Westchester’s “40 Under 40” award as well as Westchester County Bar Association’s “New Lawyers Leadership” award.He is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and his lifelong love of learning is best summarized in his own words: “I learn so much from my clients and their business when I help them…every day is a school day.”
A version of this article first appeared in the November issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.
For more than 50 years, ArtsWestchester has been the community’s connection to the arts. Founded in 1965, it is the largest, private, not-for-profit arts council in New York State. Its mission is to provide leadership, vision, and support, to ensure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Westchester County. ArtsWestchester helps fund concerts, exhibitions and plays through grants; brings artists into schools and community centers; advocates for the arts; and builds audiences through diverse marketing initiatives. In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations, and the community. A two-story gallery is located on the first floor of ArtsWestchester’s historic building on Mamaroneck Avenue.